Basic Bereavement Skills Training

In partnership with Leeds City Council, we offer the following Basic Bereavement Skills sessions for free to Leeds City Council staff, voluntary and community groups in Leeds. We plan to deliver most of these sessions in person, if circumstances allow, and the venue will be: Enterprise House, 12 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2LE.  However, our September session will be online.

Course overview

This three hour facilitated session introduces you to some of the basic theories about the grieving process and coming to terms with loss. It provides an opportunity for you to explore these ideas and develop your skills and awareness in a small group. The course includes:

  • An introduction to bereavement and loss
  • An overview of some grief models and theories
  • Listening skills and losses exercise
  • Signposting to further support

Comments from recent course attendees include:

I liked learning more about the theories of bereavement and enjoyed the activities, such as active listening and the case study. I think the training was very interesting and useful.”

This training I would highly recommend for any individual.”



  • Thursday 9 June | 9.30am-12.30pm | in person
  • Tuesday 13 September | 9.30am-12.30pm | Online


  • Wednesday 8 February | 1pm-4pm | in person, if circumstances allow

More information

For Leeds Council course bookings, email

Our Basic Bereavement Skills training is also available in-house for a wide range of groups and individuals working with bereaved people in general settings, such as health and social care, housing support, law firms, adult care, volunteer bereavement workers, faith and community groups.

For more information and prices for our in-house training courses, please visit our training section.

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